Micro and Nano Fibrillar Composites (MFCs and NFCs) from Polymer Blends

Micro and Nano Fibrillar Composites (MFCs and NFCs) from Polymer Blends

1st Edition - June 16, 2017

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Raghvendra Mishra, Nandakumar Kalarikkal
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081019917
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081019924

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Description

Micro and Nano Fibrillar Composites (MFCs and NFCs) from Polymer Blends is a comprehensive reference for researchers, students and scientists working in the field of plastics recycling and composites. The book aims to determine the influence of micro and nanofibrillar morphology on the properties of immiscible blend systems. Chapters cover micro and nanofibrillar composites based on polyolefin, liquid crystal polymer, biodegradable polymers, polyester and polyamide blends in various industrial application fields. The book brings together panels of highly-accomplished experts in the field of plastics recycling, blends and composites systems. For several decades, plastic technology has played an important role in many industrial applications, such as packaging, automobiles, aerospace and construction. However the increasing use of plastics creates a lot of waste. This has led to restrictions on the use of some plastics for certain applications and a drive towards recycling of plastics. More recently, microfibrillar in-situ composites have been prepared from waste plastics such as PET/PP, PET/PE and Nylon/PP as a way of formulating new high performance polymer systems. This book tackles these issues and more, and is an ideal resource for anyone interested in polymer blends.

Key Features

  • Provides information on MFC and NFC based polymer blends that have been accumulated over the last 25 years, providing a useful reference
  • Adopts a novel approach in terms of understanding the relationship between processing, morphology, structure, properties and applications in micro and nanofibrillar composites
  • Contains contributions from leading experts in the field from both industrial and academic research

Readership

Scientists, engineers, and industrial experts, Ph.D. and master students working in the field of materials science and composites manufacturing and technology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Fundamental of Polymer Blend and its Thermodynamics
    3. What are Micro and Nano Fibrillar composites: Basic Concepts, characterisation and Application
    4. Processing - Morphology - Property Relationship in Micro and Nano Fibrillar Composites
    5. Synthesis, Characterization and Application of polyolefin/Polyamide MFC
    6. Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Polypropylene Micro and Nano Fibrillar Composites
    7. Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Biodegradable Micro and Nano Fibrillar Composites
    8. Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Liquid Crystal Polymer-based Microfibrillar and Nanofibrillar Composites
    9. Recycling of Polymer-polymer Composites
    10. Synthesis, Charcterization and Application of Recycled Polyester and Polypropylene-based Microfibrillar and Nanofibrillar Composites
    11. Static and Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Micro and Nano Fibrillar Composites
    12. Synthesis, Charcterization and Application of sustainable polymers based microfibrillar and Nanofibrillar composites
    13. Role of Nanofillers in Micro and Nano Fibrillar Composites: Strategy Towards Functional High Performance Composites
    14. Crystallization Behaviour of of Micro and Nano Fibrillar composites
    15. Diffusion, Transport and Gas Barrier Properties of Micro and Nano Fibrillar Composites
    16. Rheology of Micro and Nano Fibrillar Composites
    17. Synthesis, Charcterization and Application of recycled polyster and polyethylene based microfibrillar and Nanofibrillar composites

Product details

  • No. of pages: 372
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2017
  • Published: June 16, 2017
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081019917
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081019924

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas, an outstanding Alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur, is one of India’s most renowned scientists in the area of Polymers. After completing his Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur (1984-1987), he joined MG University as a Lecturer in 1997 and later became its Vice Chancellor. He has taken up a large number of visiting assignments abroad. Under his leadership, the University has been ranked 713th by TIMES, 30th in NIRF and the best University inKerala. He has supervised 120 Ph.D. students, authored 1,300 publications and edited 150 books earning him a H-index of 112 and 60,000 citations. He has received Honoris Causa degrees from Russia and France and obtained grants amounting to Rs. 30 crores for research funding from India and abroad. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists and 2nd in India by the Stanford University Ranking in Polymers. He was elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. Considering his excellent contributions in teaching, research and administration, Prof. Thomas is the best candidate for the outstanding Alumnus award of IIT KGP.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, and Director of the School of Energy Materials, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Raghvendra Mishra

Raghvendra Kumar Mishra is a Visvesvaraya Senior Research Fellow at the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He received his M.Tech., in Materials Science and Technology from the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (ISRO), India in 2015. His specialized areas of research include: Polymer Recycling, Polymer blends, Fibre filled polymer composites, Particulate filled polymer composites and their morphological characterization, Ageing and degradation, Carbon nanotubes, Graphene, and Conducting polymer blends and composites.

Affiliations and Expertise

International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal is an Associate Professor at the School of Pure and Applied Physics and Joint Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. His research activities involve applications of nanostructured materials, laser plasma, and phase transitions. He is the recipient of research fellowships and associateships from prestigious government organizations such as the Department of Science and Technology and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of the Government of India. He has active collaborations with national and international scientific institutions in India, South Africa, Slovenia, Canada, France, Germany, Malaysia, Australia, and the United States. He has more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He also co-edited nine books of scientific interest and co-authored many book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Director and Chair, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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